Scarf & Tie contest winner is MD Institute College of Art student

BALTIMORE, MD (January 16, 2013) — Donate Life Maryland, in partnership with The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Washington Regional Transplant Community, is pleased to announce that Anne Lee, a junior pursuing her BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has created the winning scarf and tie design to be produced for distribution during National Donate Life Month in April 2013. Chosen by a panel of judges, Ms. Lee won $500 and will be featured in Donate Life Maryland’s, The Living Legacy Foundation’s and Washington Regional Transplant Community’s quarterly newsletter as well as on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress blog). The design may also be used for future Living Legacy Foundation, Washington Regional Transplant Community and Donate Life Maryland campaigns supporting organ, eye and tissue donation.

“Organ donors are heroes in disguise. I thought it’d be a fun way to raise awareness about organ donation and Donate Life Maryland's valiant 'superhero' efforts to raise awareness about organ donation,” explains Ms. Lee, who is a proud organ donor wonderful opportunity to contribute her work to Her whimsical design will be worn by various community partners including Maryland media personnel, local dignitaries, civic and community leaders during Donate Life month in April and beyond.

Donate Life Maryland Executive Director Libby Wolfe states that “it only takes one donor to save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people, but many people choose not to designate themselves as donors because they don’t know enough about donation. This accessory design provides us with another vehicle to expand our statewide call to action for residents to be designated donors.”